Friday, April 9, 2010

The Wine Bottega: Natural Wines Abbondanza--April 15

Join The Wine Bottega on Thursday, April 15th, from 6-8pm, for their Natural Wine Abbondanza.

"Today's most innovative and compelling winemakers all seem to have one thing in common -- they are re-defining what it means to call a wine natural.

Admittedly, the term means something different to everyone. From sustainable or organic growing methods and natural techniques of fermentation, to its most malicious implementation as a marketing tool to elicit a perception of some sort of counterculture distinction.

The Wine Bottega makes all of its buying decisions with the underlying philosophy that wine should be a contextual vehicle that tells the story of its place of origin. We believe that this story is best told when a wine is gently crafted, to allow the particular natural phenomena that form the wine's unique personality to shine through. We are proud to say that the vast majority of the wines we sell and drink ourselves are natural wines.

They will be pouring 15+ wines, and the cost is only $10 per person.

They are still tinkering with the lineup, but there are already some intriguing definites, including:

Huet Sparkling from Vouvray
Do Ferreiro Albarino - an incredible albarino
Maule's ridiculous and idiosyncratic Pico
Vodopivec Orange Stripe - did you think we could resist an orange wine?
Camillo Donati Fortana - or a sparkling red?
Coquelet Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes - scintillating Beaujolais
Thierry Puzelat's Cot - a whole different side of malbec
Two wines from Frank Cornelissen from Mt. Etna (uber-rare!)
Who needs Chateauneuf du Pape when you have Barral's Jadis and Coturri's Cote de Cailloux?

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